Friday, February 14, 2014

Hearts and Snow

Oh my gosh, but I am tired of snow!!  Snowstorms and ice storms and more snowstorms, one after another.  I have to say we've been lucky.  Our power has stayed on and everyone was safe at home.  But I am ready for spring!!

Here are some cards I made while we were stuck inside over the last few days.
The first card is for a SPARKS challenge over at Paper Smooches.

This is the inspiration photo.

                                                      Play along with THIS week's challenge! 

Here is my take on it.

I did some paper weaving with shades of pink and gold cut at random widths.  The sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler and the teeny little hugs and kisses stamp is from Chubby Chums. Be sure to stop over at the blog HERE for more inspiration!  Also, check out the awesome selection of stamps and dies in the shop HERE.  They have great customer service and lots of great deals.  Put this website on your favorites!

Here is the next card.  I made it as a thank you to the custodian at our school.  He has been working around the clock these last few weeks keeping things plowed, shoveled, salted, etc.  He is definitely an unsung hero and truly deserves the thanks of all our staff and families.  Anyway, I thought he'd appreciate the humor here.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Get Krafty so I thought I would enter it there.  Again, all the stamps on this card are from Paper Smooches.  I told you I love them!!  I stamped the Thanks sentiment from Sentiment Sampler with Versamark ink on kraft cardstock.  The snowflakes are from the set Fresh Snow and the You Rock sentiment is, again, from the Sentiment Sampler Set. 

Check out the Simon website HERE and the challenge blog HERE

Now, one more card.

I really liked the way that background came out on the last card so I tried it once more on a 4 1/4" square thank you card.  And, three for three, this also features Paper Smooches stamps!

 This time I tried a "floating" feature.  I paper pieced the big apple from the Falling for You set. The littler heart is from the same set.  I stamped in red and then brushed clear Wink of Stella over the heart and front and back of the apple.  The photo doesn't capture how sparkly it is.  After die cutting a circle from the front of the card and framing it with another die cut piece in red, I suspended the heart with a piece of fishing line.  The line is hidden in the back of the apple with another piece of the pattern paper.  I finished the card off with some linen thread. It was my first try with this kind of card.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

I am submitting this to the Fun and Cute challenge on the Paper Smooches blog. Another wonderful place for great stamps and loads of inspiration!

Now that was a long post, but it's been a long couple of days.  Here is a picture of me in our driveway yesterday morning between bouts of snow.  

We got 14 inches and had to call the farmer down the street to bring in a heavy tractor plow (we've got a long driveway).  Tomorrow we're only supposed to get four more inches.  Sigh......


  1. Love the red with the Kraft. Gorgeous card xx

  2. Awesome paper weaving! So clever! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

  3. Wow, I love the look of your paper woven heart, Mary ... what a fabulous blend of colours and texture and dimension! The two kraft cards are such fun ... brilliant 'floating' apple! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving me some sweet words ... I so appreciate it! Anita :)

  4. Hi Mary, thanks for visiting my blog - I'm glad you did, because I discovered yours! You make fantastic cards!!!!! You need more members to show off your talent! I'm now #3! :)
    Looks like you may have even gotten a tad more snow than we did.....

  5. I love the weaving! It's so pretty. The snow card is just plain funny. :)

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post-- it's filled with gorgeous inspiration! LOVE that first card-- love the weaving!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on our photo challenge:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you join in the fun again this week (Anything Goes)!

  7. Oh my goodness!! I thought we had had a lot of snow this winter! So sorry, hope things will warm up soon. Your cards are just beautiful! I love them all. The one with the anti-snow slogan is super cute and creative! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for the nice comment on my ornaments! :)

  8. Love all these cards but your woven huge card is the best!
    You have snow and we have heat, hope you warm up soon!

    1. Sorry, huge should read hugs...have my auto correct on :(


Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!